Don calls for redefinition of Nigeria educational policies 

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By Ameer Obansa, Lokoja

In order to save the education sector from total decay, experts in the sector has called on governments at all levels to redefine the country’s educational policies.

This was the submission of Professor Ibrahim Jimoh of the Department of Geography, Kogi State University (KSU) Anyigba recently.

 

Professor Jimoh, made the call during a lecture titled, “Politics in Institutional Framework and the Attendant Decays,” which he delivered at the reunion celebration, organized by the Old Boys’ Forum of the Abdulaziz Attah Memorial College Okene (AAMCO).

 

The university don expressed posoted that education, which is the bedrock, searchlight and indeed the vehicle to all manner of economic growth and development of any nation, has been relegated to the background in Nigeria, “as reflected by the dwindling budgetary allocation to education by governments.”

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He said that the situation has negatively affected the glory of the college, and called on the alumnae of the college to release the institution from its current decay status.

 

The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, reiterated the commitment of his administration towards the development of education in the state.

 

The governor who was represented by the Director General, Government House Lokoja, Alhaji Umar Oricha Shaibu disclosed that apart from the fact that AAAMCO is one of the six unity colleges in the state presently undergoing remodeling by the state government, he added that government has also taken full responsibility for financing the college exchange programme.

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In his address, the interim National President, AAAMCO Old Boy’s forum, Engr. Isa Zubair, said that the reunion celebration was organized to bring the old boys together to felicitate, assess the present state of the school with a view to reforming and returning it to its former glory.

 

He thanked some of the ‘old boys’ for their contribution to the school, and appealed to others to assist the college in the provision of infrastructures and amenities.




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